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Ripple powered Japanese app that links 60+ banks launches its website

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MoneyTap is one of the main platforms in Japan that help in money transfer. The platform connects 60 banks in the country using Ripple’s technology. As one can expect, the transaction settler aims to connect more banks around the world, and by doing this, it has decided to launch its official website moneytap.jp.

Although there hasn’t been lots of information on this, the point is that this development is good news for Ripple and its community – a giant step forward.

As stated earlier, MoneyTap comprises 60 banks in Japan, consisting of 80% of banks in Japan. The platform has indicated that it will feature its application on iOS and Android devices too, before the end of this year.

MoneyTap has solely been using Ripple solution for quite some time now, and this is due to the fact that Ripple offers a faster and cheaper means to transfer payments in the world. Today, Ripple is seen as a big competitor to SWIFT. Founded back in 1973, SWIFT is the old player and has more than 200+ countries registered on its network, but Ripple on its part offers a better solution.

Now with the help of Ripple solutions, Money Tap is devoted to change the way remittance payments get done in Japan having succeeded in getting more than sixty banks on board to join its payment platform, which would be mentioned by Ripple’s Director of Joint Venture Partnerships, Emi Yoshikawa.

It is worth recalling that the SBI CEO stated earlier at the time when MoneyTap was to be announced that:

We are also considering using XRP for bridge currency in Money Tap.”

Moreover, Ripple’s solutions have been adopted by different FinTech companies around the world today. In fact, the blockchain firm is leading when it comes to mass adoption.

But its community is worried of the aspect that XRP hasn’t actualized its utility throughout the world’s Financial Sector. Given this, MoneyTap will be the very first mobile application of such genre to be utilized by different Financial Institution in the world.

It’s seen that despite SBI having launched its own crypto exchange, called VCTRADE and exploring other digital assets in the market today, it still supports Ripple and its products.

Meanwhile, Ripple has also commented on the issues that Japan’s Financial Sector faces. The company believes,

Flexibility with domestic payments is limited in Japan: transactions must occur on weekdays and between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm or risk delays. While there are discussions to change the window on the current banking rail system to make it accessible 24 hours a day and seven days a week, the cost of implementing it would be high. Blockchain powered domestic payments will speed transactions and lower costs.”

Also, Yoshikawa (Joint Venture Partnerships Director of Ripple) has stated that,

“the release of the MoneyTap mobile app shows Ripple’s continued commitment to providing its partners across Asia and the world with blockchain-powered solutions that dramatically improve the customer payments journey.”

Ripple mass adoption has increased, and without a doubt, its recent feat with MoneyTap came at the right time when Ripple and R3 consortium settled the dispute between them.

As things stand, Ripple is committed to making global remittance payment very efficient, and soon it might become the primary technology for cross-border payments.

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XNO Token of Xeno NFT Hub listed on Bithumb Korea Exchange

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Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 25th January, 2021, // ChainWire //

Xeno Holdings Limited (xno.live ), a blockchain solutions company based in Hong Kong, has announced the listing of its ecosystem utility token XNO on the ‘Bithumb Korea’ cryptocurrency exchange on January 21st 2021.

Xeno NFT Hub (market.xno.live ), developed by Xeno Holdings, enables easy minting of digital items into NFTs while also providing a marketplace where anyone can securely trade NFTs.

The Xeno NFT Hub project team includes former members of the technology project Yosemite X based in San Francisco and professionals such as Gabby Dizon who is a games industry expert and NFT space influencer based in Southeast Asia.

NFT(Non-Fungible Token) technology has recently gained huge focus in the blockchain arena and beyond, making waves in the online gaming sector, the art world, and the digital copyrights industry in recent years. The strongest feature of NFTs is that “NFTs are unique digital assets that cannot be replaced or forged”. Unlike fungible tokens such as Bitcoin or Ether, NFTs are not interchangeable for other tokens of the same type but instead each NFT has a unique value and specific information that cannot be replaced. This fact makes NFTs the perfect solution to record and prove ownership of digital and real-world items like works of art, game items, limited-edition collectibles, and more. One of the ways to have a successful trading…

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Should Crypto Projects Devote Resources to Community Growth and Marketing?

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2020 has been an incredible year for crypto as investors have generated windfall profits and crypto projects have seen their businesses gain the spotlight they’ve been looking for.  While Bitcoin has received most of the attention after major institutional investors announced they were accumulating the increasingly scarce asset, many altcoins have also seen their fair share of glory.  When looking at all the big winners of the past year, the first project that probably comes to mind is Chainlink, having appreciated by more than 550% YTD and now valued at over $4.5 billion.  But, the actual biggest winner of the year is HEX with a YTD return of over 5,000%.

I mention both of the above projects as they have each taken slightly different paths to achieve greatness.  Chainlink has devoted resources toward building a fundamentally sound business with many strategic partnerships while HEX has spent vast sums of money on marketing and promotion.  Both approaches are valid, but one thing is certain, it is absolutely imperative for crypto projects to let the crypto community know what makes them special.  Of course, one of the reasons that makes crypto so valuable is the powerful blockchain technology that most projects are utilizing.

Cryptocurrency vs. Blockchain Technology

It’s important to make a distinction between blockchain technology and cryptocurrency.  Although they are often used interchangeably, they are different.  Blockchain technology and crypto were both created after the 2008 financial crisis, but cryptocurrency…

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XENO starts VIP NFT trading service and collaborates with contemporary artist Hiro Yamagata

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Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 24th December, 2020, // ChainWire //

The XENO NFT Hub (https://xno.live) will provide a crypto-powered digital items and collectables trading platform allowing users to create, buy, and sell NFTs. Additionally it will support auction based listings, governance and voting mechanisms, trade history tracking, user rating and other advanced features.

As a first step towards its fully comprehensive service, XENO NFT Hub launched a recent VIP service to select users and early adopters in December 2020 with plans for a full Public Beta to open in June 2021. 

“NFTs are extremely flexible in their usage, from digital event tickets to artwork, and while NFTs have a very wide spectrum of uses and categories XENO will initially focus its partnership efforts and its own item curation on three primary areas: gaming, sports & entertainment, and collectibles.”, said XENO NFT Hub president Anthony Di Franco.

He also added “This does not mean we will prohibit other types of NFTs from our ecosystem However, it simply means that XENO’s efforts as a company will be targeted into these verticals initially as a cohesive business approach.”

Development and Procurement Lead, Gabby Dizon explained, “Despite our initial focus, we found ourselves with a unique opportunity to host some of the works of Mr. Hiro Yamagata. We are collaborating with Japanese artist Hiro Yamagata to enshrine some of his artwork into NFTs.”

Mr. Yamagata has been…

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